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FROM SARANTAPORO TO THESSALONIKI - THE GRECO-TURKISH CONFLICT OF 1912 THROUGH THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL HASAN TAHSIN PASHA
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Hasan Tahsin Pasha (1845-1918) was a senior Ottoman military officer, who served in Yemen and in the First Balkan War.
As tensions with the Balkan League grew however over the summer of 1912, he was switched to command the VIII Provisional Corps at Thessaloniki. After the outbreak of the First Balkan War, he led his forces against the Greek Army of Thessaly under Crown Prince Constantine. The Greek army, better prepared and outnumbering his own forces, defeated VIII Corps in the battles of Sarantaporo and Giannitsa (Yenidje). Surrounded and blockaded in Thessaloniki and with no hope of outside succour, and learning of the approach of the 7th Bulgarian Division from the northeast, Hasan Tahsin resolved to surrender the Thessaloniki fortress and his 26,000 men to the Greeks. After a few days of negotiations, a surrender protocol was signed on 8 November 1912, with the handover carried out the next day.
In ''FROM SARANTAPORO TO THESSALONIKI'', General Hasan Tahsin give us a detailed account of the First Balkan War operations and states valuations, impressions and comments on the Greek Army. The Turkish Army documents that he saved, come as a complement and comfirmation to his personal notes.
Authors: Vasileios Nikoltsios / Vasilis Gounaris
Publisher: Word & Image Publications (Thessaloniki, 2002)
Description: 131 pages, Hardback, 303 X 214 mm, 44 age photos (some of them are coloured), 23 age artistic impressions, 150 colour photos of museum and private collection objects (pistols, swords, medals, awards, uniform accessories, etc - both greek and turkish). Text and captions in greek.
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